OTTAWA FOOD BANK

Food Aid BBQ

A BBQ FOR YOU. FOOD FOR THOSE IN NEED.

Since meat is so expensive, it can be difficult for struggling families to get enough of it in their diets. With our Food Aid program, we raise money to buy cows that we can process locally, freeze, and distribute to our member agencies to give to people in need.

To raise money for our Food Aid program, we hold an annual BBQ. After all, what better way to raise money for a program that supplies beef to those in need than by selling burgers from The Works?

In 2013 we were able to raise and incredible $160,010! Last year was the first year that we introduced a pancake breakfast and the Mayor’s Rural Expo and it was so fun, we’re doing it all again!

With the price of cattle and beef ever increasing, our goal for the 2014 fundraiser is $175,000. The cows our Food Aid program purchased 10 years ago, when the program first began, cost $400 – $500 each. These same cows now cost over $1,500 each. Prices could increase this summer and are expected to remain high for the next 3 – 5 years until herd expansion can occur.

Join us as we work harder than ever to make our Food Aid Day a success.

Check out the details for the 2014 Food Aid Day.

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